A delicious and light Amish peanut butter pie recipe that’s the perfect dessert for any time of the year. Topped with a unique crumbled peanut butter and filled with the perfect ratio of vanilla pudding and peanut buttery goodness.
The first step to making an amazing Amish peanut butter pie is to have a good crust. You can never go wrong with a premade pie crust but it’s really simple to make your own and bring it up to another level.
Simply mix together 1 ½ cups of graham cracker crumbs, ⅓ cup sugar, and 7 tablespoons of melted butter then form the mixture to your pie pan. Kick it up a notch with a ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon and use half white sugar and half brown sugar.
The pie filling is the most important part of the pie. Simply mix together the dry vanilla instant pudding mix, milk, and peanut butter together for 2 minutes before adding some whipped cream.
Store-bought whipped cream is the easiest route but I prefer to make my own for a ticker and fresher topping. All you have to do to make whipped cream is mix a pint of heavy whipping cream with a tablespoon of sugar until it’s the thickness you like. Add a teaspoon of vanilla to add some depth. I also like to add a splash of bourbon to bring it to the top.
Toppings for an Amish Peanut Butter Pie
The topping on your peanut butter pie is what’s going to make it your own. Go crazy and get the candies you love the most. Peanut butter crumbles are the traditional topping but I like to also add some mini peanut butter cups and peanuts also!
Peanut Butter Crumbles
As the traditional topping for this pie, peanut butter crumbles are almost essential.
Using an electric mixer, in a medium bowl, add powdered sugar and peanut butter. Mix on medium speed until small peanut butter crumbles start to come together. If the mixture is too powdery, simply add a few drops of water and larger nuggets will form.
Peanut Butter Cups
Peanut butter cups are one of my favorite candies and they go amazingly on top of an Amish peanut butter pie. Mini’s are the best option because they’re already bite-sized but you can always use full-sized ones and cut them up.
We have peanut butter, peanut butter cups, and peanut butter crumbles; all we need now are the peanuts. Salted are preferred to add that extra depth but unsalted will work just fine.
Amish Peanut Butter Pie
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C).
- In a medium bowl, mix together the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter until well combined. Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie dish.
- In a large bowl, beat together the peanut butter, confectioners' sugar, and cream cheese until smooth.
- In a separate bowl, beat the heavy cream and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form. Fold the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture until well combined.
- Pour the peanut butter mixture into the prepared pie crust and smooth the top.
- Bake the pie for 20-25 minutes, or until the edges are set and the top is lightly golden.
- Let the pie cool completely before slicing and serving. Enjoy!